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Daniel Webster To Challenge John Boehner

FLORIDA CONGRESSMAN GIVES MODERATE “REPUBLICANS” ANOTHER OPTION FOR SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE || By FITSNEWS || Daniel Webster – a moderate “Republican” from Florida – has announced his intention to challenge Speaker of the House John Boehner in this week’s U.S. House leadership elections. Why should Palmetto State residents care? Easy: It’s  all…

FLORIDA CONGRESSMAN GIVES MODERATE “REPUBLICANS” ANOTHER OPTION FOR SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE

|| By FITSNEWS || Daniel Webster – a moderate “Republican” from Florida – has announced his intention to challenge Speaker of the House John Boehner in this week’s U.S. House leadership elections.

Why should Palmetto State residents care?

Easy: It’s  all about political positioning for Webster’s fellow “centrist” GOP House members – including South Carolina delegation members Tom Rice and Joe Wilson (a pair of fiscal liberals who have said they are backing Boehner).

Basically, Rice and Wilson now have a moderate “Republican” to support on the critical first ballot for Speaker – meaning they can cast a ballot against Boehner while at the same time remaining true to their “centrist” ideological moorings.

Will they do so?

We shall see …

The lack of credible opponents to Boehner has been cited by many as an impediment to overthrowing the fiscally liberal leader – who has lost the support of GOP voters given his perpetual accommodation of the administration of U.S. president Barack Obama.

Sadly, one of the guys we viewed as perhaps the best option to replace Boehner – U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney – has joined Rice and Wilson in supporting the embattled Speaker.  Another potential rival to Boehner – U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy – actually nominated the liberal Speaker for another two-year term at a GOP caucus meeting back in November.

Sad …

By contrast, U.S. Rep. Jeff Duncan has demonstrated a true commitment to taxpayers by announcing his intention to vote against Boehner.  Duncan’s decision came in the wake of this website’s challenge to every member of the South Carolina “Republican” delegation regarding the looming vote.

“South Carolina’s congressional delegation has amassed some real credibility on fiscal issues,” we wrote.  “We’d hate to see them blow it with one vote.”

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4 comments

Mr. Speaker January 6, 2015 at 12:26 pm

There is no serious challenger to Boehner. Everybody is scrambling to find some way to link themselves to change, but unwilling to give up the favor of The Speaker of The House.

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guesty January 6, 2015 at 12:42 pm

I had to google the guy – Another career politician. Moderate? I guess so, if you think Michele Bachmann and her ilk that want a theocracy is moderate.

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The Colonel January 6, 2015 at 1:06 pm

“…I shall stand by the Union…with absolute disregard of personal consequences. What are personal consequences…in comparison with the good or evil that may befall a great country in a crisis like this?…Let the consequences be what they will…. No man can suffer too much, and no man can fall too soon, if he suffer or if he fall in defense of the liberties and constitution of his country….”

Wait, it’s not that Daniel Webster?!?! Wouldn’t it be great if it was?

Yes, that Dan’l Webster’s dead — or, at least, they buried him. But every time there’s a thunderstorm around Marshfield, they say you can hear his rolling voice in the hollows of the sky. And they say that if you go to his grave and speak loud and clear, “Dan’l Webster — Dan’l Webster!” the ground’ll begin to shiver and the trees begin to shake. And after a while you’ll hear a deep voice saying, “Neighbor, how stands the Union?” Then you better answer the Union stands as she stood, rock-bottomed and copper-sheathed, one and indivisible, or he’s liable to rear right out of the ground. At least, that’s what I was told when I was a youngster.

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mamatiger92 January 6, 2015 at 1:32 pm

Regarding THAT Daniel Webster, I highly recommend a stay at the Daniel Webster Inn in Sandwich, MA.

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